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rac·y

 (rā′sē)
adj. rac·i·er, rac·i·est
1. Having a distinctive and characteristic quality or taste.
2. Strong and sharp in flavor or odor; piquant or pungent.
3. Risqué; ribald.
4. Vigorous; lively.

[From race.]

rac′i·ly adv.
rac′i·ness n.

racy

(ˈreɪsɪ)
adj, racier or raciest
1. (of a person's manner, literary style, etc) having a distinctively lively and spirited quality; fresh
2. having a characteristic or distinctive flavour: a racy wine.
3. suggestive; slightly indecent; risqué: a racy comedy.
ˈracily adv
ˈraciness n

rac•y

(ˈreɪ si)

adj. rac•i•er, rac•i•est.
1. slightly improper or indelicate; risqué.
2. vigorous; lively; spirited.
3. sprightly; pungent: a racy literary style.
4. having an agreeably peculiar taste or flavor, as wine or fruit.
[1645–55]
rac′i•ly, adv.
rac′i•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.racy - full of zest or vigor; "a racy literary style"
spirited - displaying animation, vigor, or liveliness
2.racy - marked by richness and fullness of flavor; "a rich ruby port"; "full-bodied wines"; "a robust claret"; "the robust flavor of fresh-brewed coffee"
tasty - pleasing to the sense of taste; "a tasty morsel"
3.racy - suggestive of sexual impropriety; "a blue movie"; "blue jokes"; "he skips asterisks and gives you the gamy details"; "a juicy scandal"; "a naughty wink"; "naughty words"; "racy anecdotes"; "a risque story"; "spicy gossip"
sexy - marked by or tending to arouse sexual desire or interest; "feeling sexy"; "sexy clothes"; "sexy poses"; "a sexy book"; "sexy jokes"
4.racy - designed or suitable for competing in a race
mobile - moving or capable of moving readily (especially from place to place); "a mobile missile system"; "the tongue is...the most mobile articulator"

racy

adjective
1. risqué, naughty, indecent, bawdy, blue, broad, spicy (informal), suggestive, smutty, off colour, immodest, indelicate, near the knuckle (informal) Her novels may be racy but they don't fight shy of larger issues.
2. lively, spirited, exciting, dramatic, entertaining, stimulating, sexy (informal), sparkling, vigorous, energetic, animated, heady, buoyant, exhilarating, zestful very high-quality wines with quite a racy character

racy

adjective
Bordering on indelicacy or impropriety:
Translations
ذَكي الطَّعْم
živý
frisk
borsosízes
líflegur
dzīvsvitāls
jadrnýsvojrázny

racy

[ˈreɪsɪ] ADJ (racier (compar) (raciest (superl))) [style, speech, humour] → picante

racy

[ˈreɪsi] adj [novel, language, performance, style] (= risqué) → osé(e) (= lively and amusing) → pittoresque

racy

adj (+er)
speech, style, playschwungvoll, feurig; (= risqué)gewagt
winefeurig
(inf) carrasant

racy

[ˈreɪsɪ] adj (-ier (comp) (-iest (superl))) (style) → spigliato/a, brioso/a; (humour, talk) → un po' spinto/a

racy

(ˈreisi) adjective
lively. a racy style of writing.
ˈracily adverb
ˈraciness noun
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